Fast-rising junior welterweight prospect “Mad Max” Maxim Dadashev (11-0, 10 KOs), 27, a Russian fighting out of Oxnard, California, suffered a “slight” biceps tear training, forcing his fight with ex-lightweight titlist Antonio DeMarco (33-6-1, 24 KOs), 32, a southpaw from Mexico, to be postponed, Top Rank vice president Carl Moretti told ESPN on Thursday. The 10-rounder was slated to take place Sept. 14 in Fresno, California, as the ESPN-televised co-feature of the Jose Ramirez-Antonio Orozco junior welterweight world title fight. Moretti said Dadashev-DeMarco will be pushed back to Oct. 20 and will serve as the ESPN+ co-feature to secondary middleweight titlist Ryota Murata’s defense against Rob Brant at the Park MGM in Las Vegas. On the Sept. 14 card, the 10-round junior lightweight bout between 2012 U.S. Olympian and U.S. Marine Corps veteran Jamel Herring (17-2, 10 KOs), 32, of Cincinnati, and the Philippines’ John Vincent Moralde (20-1, 10 KOs), 24, will move to the co-feature.

Dan Rafael, ESPN Senior Writer15d ago